Executive Administrative Assistant - Provost's Office

Location: Takoma Park, Maryland
Date Posted: 12-01-2017

Position is available immediately

For best consideration, apply by December 11, 2017

Washington Adventist University (WAU) is a Christ-centered institution of higher education that supports a culture of excellence where all feel valued.  Nestled in a desirable residential community in Takoma Park, Maryland, WAU offers its faculty and staff an environment where professional expertise is valued and lasting connections between co-workers are formed as we work together to ensure the success of our students.  Regardless of title, every employee supports WAU’s vision of producing graduates who bring moral leadership and competence to their communities.

The employee is responsible for the successful coordination of office activities, supervision of student professionals, the day-to-day administrative operations of WAU Academics, and assisting in the preparation of reports and confidential correspondence for the Provost and department heads.

  • Supports academic leadership and chairs, as assigned, by managing projects, evaluating situations and/or issues and making recommendations as needed.
  • Produces information by transcribing minutes, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data, and graphics.
  • Organizes work by reading, researching, and routing correspondence; drafts letters and documents; prepares reports by collecting and analyzing information acts as custodian for grant documents and records; collects and analyzes information; and initiates telecommunications.
  • Create administrative processes to support requirements such as annual program reports, faculty contracts, schedules, annual faculty performance reviews, etc. 
  • Assists in maintaining department appointment schedules by preparing calendars for departmental personnel; and arranges meetings, conferences, teleconferences, and travel.
  • Provides historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems; and records meeting discussions.
  • Plans and executes various events, including conferences, commencement-related activities and other events as assigned.
  • Assists in maintaining budgets, ordering supplies, making purchases, and managing financial requisitions of all equipment and materials.
  • Assists in designing and implementing marketing materials with primary responsibility for accuracy and enhancement of Academic web pages.
  • Maintains staff, faculty and student confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Manages academic space.
  • Supports and affirms a culture of distinctive excellence and exceptional service.
  • Attends University events and, required meetings (including weekly Convocation)
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year College or university and at least two years related experience and/or training; OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Language Skills:
  • Superior command of English grammar and spelling. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, as well as customer service skills.
  Mathematical and Technology Skills:
  • Working knowledge of and proficient application of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Intermediate computational skills.
  Reasoning Ability:
  • Ability to deal with a variety of office situations. 
  • Applies logical or scientific methods to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
Other Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to be resourceful in the accomplishment of duties
  • Possess capacity for and have experience which demonstrates planning and organizational skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal and problem-solving skills

Benefits package includes:
  • Healthcare, including vision, dental and prescription drug
  • Flexible Spending Plans
  • Competitive 403B plan Retirement Plan
  • Tuition assistance for employees, spouse and dependents
  • Life insurance including supplemental and accidental death and dismemberment policies
  • Long Term Disability
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • AFLAC insurance
  • Legal Insurance Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
Title VII Exception Notice
Washington Adventist University is a religiously qualified Equal Opportunity Employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  As such the University has the legal right to prefer a member of the Seventh-day Adventist ("SDA") Church in its hiring process. In the event that a qualified SDA candidate is not identified, the University will give the opportunity to candidates who must understand and respect the mission, purpose, and identity of Washington Adventist University as a condition of their employment.
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